11 Outfit Formulas We Always Come Back to in April

April is upon us, and although we can officially say spring is here, the weather still can’t seem to commit to the change in season—one minute, it’s glorious sunshine, and then the next, it’s threatening to downpour. Ah, Britain. So what do you wear when spring isn't quite making an appearance and you can't be dealing with the cold weather anymore? Take outfit inspiration from some of our favourite influencers, of course.

After trawling through their Instagram accounts, we managed to come up with 11 key looks that are ideal for any sort of changeable weather April might throw at us. From cool layered outfits to co-ords that are right for the office (and won't have you freezing), there are plenty of ideas you'll want to copy immediately. We’ve actually already begun incorporating them into our outfit rotations. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know on the subject of what to wear in April.

1. Light Layering + Closed-Toe Shoes

Style Notes: First up, April is the month to get acquainted with some clever layering. Think of lighter pieces that will keep you warm on chillier spring days. This look is exactly what we mean: a polished shirtdress worn with trousers and chic flats.

2. The Slouchy Suit + Chunky Sandals 

What to Wear in April: Monikh Dale in a slouchy suit

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@monikh

Style Notes: Still not ready to give up your cosy clothes post-winter? Right now there is a load of slouchy suits around that are still smart enough for work or drinks. Just pair with fisherman sandals or loafers, depending on the forecast.

What to Wear in April: Ada Oguntodu in a slip skirt and oversized blazer

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@ada_oguntodu

Style Notes: Slip skirts might feel fancy, but that doesn't mean you need to stash them away—they look the springtime part paired with an oversized blazer and a slogan tee. 

4. Double Denim + Tan Accessories

Style Notes: The denim shirt rarely goes out of fashion. It's an ideal top option, too, as it gives you a bit of warmth without making you feel boiling if the sun finally decides to make an appearance. Take a leaf out of Aïda's book, and wear it with your favourite jeans and tan accessories. 

5. Bright Top + Miniskirt + Mules

What to Wear in April: @lollilewis wears a mini skirt with a bright shirt

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@lollilewis

Style Notes: Bright shirts are a major trend for spring/summer 2022 and will instantly make your outfits feel fresh. Now that bare-leg season is imminent, why not embrace two trends in one outfit with a bright shirt and a miniskirt?

Style Notes: The coolest accessory combo right now? Strappy sandals and a shoulder bag, of course. Best paired with a boilersuit such as this one from Bouguessa.

7. Midi Dress + Sneakers

Style Notes: It comes as no surprise that dresses are super popular around springtime. But how to wear them right now? Emma Rose Thatcher's option is one of our favourites—just pair your frock with some cool sneakers and layered jewellery. 

8. Bright Knit + Statement Earrings

Style Notes: A bright knit is all you need to make a statement until the weather perks up. We recommend neutralising vivid hues with ecru trousers and gold jewellery. 

What to Wear in April: Marilyn wears a bright shirt and leather trousers

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@nlmarilyn

Style Notes: As we’ve already established, bright shirts are trending this season and present the perfect way to make some of your wintry wears—say, a pair of leather trousers—feel more up-to-date for the current season. 

10. Cream Shirt + Ecru Jeans + Tan Sliders

What to Wear in April: @smythsisters wears a cream shirt with white jeans

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@smythsisters

Style Notes: Nothing says “spring” quite like a cream outfit. We don’t know about you, but we’d very much like to re-create this ensemble. 

11. Weather-Proof Coat + Knitted Dress

What to Wear in April: @biancafoley wears a patchwork coat with a knitted dress

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@biancafoley

Style Notes: With April showers being as omnipresent as they are, it pays to have a coat you can don should the heavens open. Of course, there are raincoats aplenty, but if you want something that feels more “fashion,” look to the fun, faux-leather styles currently populating the shopping circuit. 

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